Living Legends believe in the potential of the youth and wants to contribute to the empowerment of South African youth and their communities. Therefore, Living Legends offers sport and life skills development opportunities to empower learners to discover and exploit their own abilities. Because of Laureus’ involvement, Grade R – Grade 7 learners from Rusthof Primary and Dr GJ Joubert Primary in the Helderberg area near Cape Town are able to participate in the Living Legends School Programme.
Why? The name Living Legends aims to communicate that any person can live a meaningful and responsible life, a life that exerts a positive influence, a life in which dreams come true, and a life that inspires daily. Our dream is to create moments of interaction where living legends will be nurtured and inspired to become leaders that make a difference in their own lives, in the lives of their families, in their communities, in South Africa and in the world!
What? The overall objective of Living Legends is to equip learners with sport and life skills. For younger learners, the focus is on gross motor skills development and school readiness while older learners take part in a combination of sport conditioning, sport development and life skill development during constructive activities. Various sport codes, including athletics, cricket, tennis, rugby, soccer, hockey and netball, are introduced. The life skills component aims to develop critical thinking with themes such as identity, creativity, financial literacy and responsibility. The programme is facilitated during school hours by Living Legends instructors, most often appointed from the local community, as part of the prescribed subject Life Orientation.
Where? Living Legends commenced its activities in 2011 in Cloetesville and Idas Valley (Stellenbosch), but has since spread to Pniel, Jamestown, Klapmuts, Franschhoek, Helderberg, and recently Graaff-Reinet. Currently, almost 10,000 learners take part in the skills development opportunities offered weekly by Living Legends.
Outcomes? The skills development opportunities offered by Living Legends align with the CAPS National School Curriculum as prescribed by the South African Department of Education. Learners are exposed to physical and intellectual stimulation in a structured and disciplined manner, which has a positive effect on their academic receptiveness. Other key benefits of the programme is that the Living Legends instructors serve as necessary role models to the learners, a healthy body – healthy mind attitude is nurtured, horizons are broadened by encouraging learners to dream about their future and they are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and decisions. Ultimately, the outcome of all Living Legends skills development opportunities is to awaken a journey to a meaningful and responsible life amongst the South African youth.
Contact Living Legends
Le Roux Conradie
Charl du Toit
Telephone: +27 83 790 5280 | +27 21 808 1440